Ninth Water Information Summit - (WIS-9)

South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach Florida
June 5-7 , 2007

WIS9 - Agenda

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
12:00 - 1:30 Opening Registration
1:30 - 1:45 Formal Opening - Plenary Session - Chair: Leonard Berry, CES
Howard Hanson, Associate Vice President, FAU and Carol Ann Wehle, Executive Director, SFWMD
1:45 - 2:00 Introduction to the WIS Series: Findings of WIS 8 and Themes for WIS 9
Alberto Palombo and David Moody (461K)
2:00 - 3:00 Water Information in South Florida - Chair: Garrett Wallace (SFWMD)
SFWMD Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination.

Water Management System: Ken Stewart (318K)
Hydrologic Monitoring Network in South and Central Florida: Chandra Pathak (4.4M)
Panel Discussion: Ken Stewart, Chandra Pathak, John Raymond, Jeff Giddings, Calvin Neidrauer, and Matahel Ansar
3:00 - 3:30 Refreshment Break - Atrium
3:30 - 5:30 Water Information Network - Chair: Maria Donoso (UNESCO)
This session will update the process and technology of developing national and international mostly web based networks - progress, problems and future evolution.
3:30 - 4:15 Session 1: International Networks Panel - Moderator Lakhdar Boukerrou
  • OAS - Jorge Rucks (495K)
  • UNESCO-IHP - Maria Concepcion Donoso (2.7M)
  • UNEP, IWLearn, EcoMundus - Sean Khan (2.5M)
  • IWRN - Basil Fernandez (176K)
4:15 - 5:30 Session 2: National and Regional Networks Panel - Moderator Alberto Palombo
  • Brazil - Braulio Gottschalg Duque (6.3M)
  • Guatemala - Carlos Cobos, PARPA/MAGA (2.0M)
  • Mexico - Rosario Perez Salazar, IMTA
  • Central America: Water Balance, Deisy Lopez,SNET (2.9M)
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
9:00 - 10:30 Water Information Education - Chair: Maria do Carmo Zinato
What are the best practices for water information education? What audiences, technologies and formats have worked best? What are the biggest problems?
  • The SJRWMD Water Odyssey Program - Eileen Tramontana (770K)
  • Water Information Education in the Press - Maria do Carmo Zinato (1.3M)
  • The FAU Water Information Education Plan - Glenn Thomas (1.3M)
  • Water Education Programs in LAC - Maria Angelica Alegria Calvo (4.4M)
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshment Break - Atrium
11:00 - 12:30 Water Information Education/Dissemination Session - Chair: David Moody
  • UNESCO:
    PccP programme (from potential conflict to cooperation potential on water issues), PccP electronic game presentation - Lena Salame
  • Florida Source Water Assessment Protection Program (SWAPP)
    Jorge Restrepo, FAU
    Lakhdar Boukerrou, CES
    (867K))
  • Florida Water Information Dissemination Strategy
    Leroy Pearman, USGS (2.7M)
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 Working Groups - Concurrent Sessions - Introduction: Maria Donoso
  • Group 1: Water Information Networks - Moderator: Mantha Mehallis
    Governing Board Chambers - (see more information)
    Organizers: Maria Donoso & Shane Forsythe
  • Group 2: Water Information Education - Moderator: Zelmira May
    Auditorium - (see more information)
    Organizers: Len Berry, Lakhdar Boukerrou & Alana Edwards
  • Group 3: Water Information Dissemination - Moderator: Ramesh Teegavarapu
    Room 2A - (see more information)
    Organizers: Maria do Carmo Zinato, Cecy Oliviera & David Moody
3:00 - 3:30 Refreshment Break - Atrium
3:30 - 5:30 Working Groups Concurrent Sessions
  • Group 1: Water Information Networks - Moderator: Mantha Mehallis
    Organizers: Maria Donoso & Shane Forsythe
  • Group 2: Water Information Education - Moderator: Zelmira May
    Organizers: Len Berry, Lakhdar Boukerrou & Alana Edwards
  • Group 3: Water Information Dissemination - Moderator: Ramesh Teegavarapu
    Organizers: Maria do Carmo Zinato, Cecy Oliviera & David Moody
6:30 - 8:30 Reception and Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel for all participants
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007
9:00 - 10:30 Reports and Discussion from Working Groups - Moderator Lena Salame
  • Group 1 - Mantha Mehallis
  • Group 2 - Zelmira May
  • Group 3 - Ramesh Teegavarapu
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshment Break - Atrium
11:00 - 12:15 How to move forward on the themes - Moderator Lakhdar Boukerrou
  • Panel discussion of WIS contribution to Guatemala Dialogue 6 and recommendations to IWRN Board regarding IWRN Nodes - Carlos Cobos, Alberto Palombo and Zelmira May
  • Summary of outcomes and recommendations - Lakhdar Boukerrou
12:15 - 12:30 Closing Remarks - Len Berry
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:15 - 3:00 Tour of SFWMD Facilities - Susan Sylvester
 
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